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Fire displaces 12 from Durham duplex

Posted January 31, 2012

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— Six adults and six children were displaced from a Durham duplex early Tuesday after a fire that started on the back deck tore through the back of the building and into the attic, Durham Fire Department officials said. 

Flames were shooting from the roof of the building, at 8 Brandywine Court, when fire crews arrived just after 1 a.m.

No resident was injured, but a firefighter received a minor facial injury. Red Cross officials were on scene following the fire to help the displaced residents.

Authorities were investigating the cause of the fire, but they said they ruled it accidental.

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  • AtALost Jan 31, 2012

    "12 in a "duplex"? Must have been a cozy crib..."

    That's one way to put it. I had the same question.

  • mjlt3 Jan 31, 2012

    did somebody say "rental insurance"?

  • aetius476 Jan 31, 2012

    12 in a "duplex"? Must have been a cozy crib...

  • TeaforTexas Jan 31, 2012

    if they did not have insurance, i dont feel sorry for them. - jeff27577

    You sure are compassionate, I'll give you that.

  • jeff27577 Jan 31, 2012

    if they did not have insurance, i dont feel sorry for them.

  • csepee Jan 31, 2012

    This is horrible! This was a friend of ours that has lost everything. They have a 3 year old and a 13 year old. They are going to need help with clothes, and anything else that people can help out with.